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Robert Parker's Wine Advocate Brings Matter of Taste Tour to San Francisco

8 October, 2015

Global Series of Exclusive Wine Experiences to Feature Top Rated Wines from California, Oregon and New Zealand on
Saturday, November 14, 2015
San Francisco, CA (October 8, 2015) – Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate ( world’s most recognized authority on wine, is bringing its inaugural Matter of Taste tour to San Francisco on Saturday, November 14th at the elegant Palace Hotel, as part of a global series of exclusive events for members and guests.
A no-holds-barred wine tasting experience, Matter of Taste San Francisco is built around 150 of the most iconic Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays of California, Oregon and New Zealand, as well as cult-classic Rhone blends from California’s original Rhone Ranger pioneers. Each featured wine is rated 90+ points by The Wine Advocate and hand-picked by Editor in Chief, Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, and Reviewer Jeb Dunnuck.
Taking a connoisseur's look at ‘The New World Across Terroirs’, Matter of Taste San Francisco offers a chance to compare and contrast winemaking styles and terroirs, demonstrating how these noble grapes thrive in some of the New World’s most significant wine regions. The Grand Tasting will be held from 1:00pm – 6:00pm at the Palace Hotel in downtown San Francisco, and will provide eRobertParker.commembers and guests with the opportunity to get up close and personal with the vintners behind some of the world's most extraordinary wines in a casual walk-around tasting atmosphere.
In addition to the Grand Tasting, three exclusive Master Classes will be offered for those who wish to delve a bit deeper. Perrotti-Brown will host ‘Single Vineyard Chardonnay,’ featuring 12 classic (RP 92–99) wines, including examples from Kumeu River, Paul Hobbs, Morlet and nine other producers. Perrotti-Brown will also moderate ‘Pinot Noir Across Terroir,’ including ten excellent (RP 93-98) scoring wines from Rippon, Kistler, Paul Lato and Calera. A special ‘Rhone Titans of California’ Master Class, will be co-hosted by John Alban (of Alban Vineyards) and Jeb Dunnuck, and will also include Andy Smith of DuMOL Wines, Allison Tauziet of Colgin Cellars and Justin Smith of Saxum Vineyards. A complete list of featured wines as well as tickets for both the Grand Tasting and all three Master Classes are available at
Matter of Taste is our way of saying a heartfelt thank you to our members who we know are the most knowledgeable wine lovers on the planet,” said Perrotti-Brown. “It’s a tasting for members to experience world-class wines in an entirely new way while meeting the winemakers and estate owners who craft them. It’s also a fantastic opportunity to welcome new members into the world of Robert Parker.”
The Matter of Taste series commenced in 2014 with events in Singapore and Kuala Lumpur followed in 2015 by London, Chicago and Miami. Following San Francisco, the tour will travel to New York City on February 20, 2016, featuring ‘Iconic Wines of the World: Reviewers’ Choice.’  
Annual members of are entitled to discounted tickets ($50) to the Matter of Taste Grand Tasting. Non-member tickets ($99) include a one-year membership to and access to over 500,000 professional wine reviews and articles. All Master Classes are $80. Further details and booking information are available at
About Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate           
For more than 35 years, The Wine Advocate, and later, has been the global leader and independent consumer’s guide to fine wine. The brand was established by world-famous Robert M. Parker, Jr., the only critic in any field to receive the highest Presidential honor from three countries – France, Italy and Spain. Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate provides a wealth of information to its subscribers, including a searchable database of more than 500,000 professional wine ratings and reviews plus articles, videos, daily news content, online retail availability and pricing, an active, professionally moderated bulletin board, a mobile app for easy access to the comprehensive online database of reviews, and much more. For more information, visit
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